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Yosemite com.apple.xpc.launchd error every 10 seconds

Every 10 seconds i get this error in my console: 20/10/14 19:35:56,840 com.apple.xpc.launchd[1]: (com.viber.osx[9850]) Could not find and/or execute program specified by service: 45: Operation not ...
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How to fix 403 in Mac OS X built-in Apache?

I'm trying to set a local environment on my new MacBook Air 13": built-in Apache with my own DocumentRoot, PHP, and MySQL. I usually update /etc/hosts just to run my local websites with a pretty ...
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iPhone 5s slow on wifi

I have an iPhone 5s that was bought several months ago. For some reason, it is quite slow on the wifi in my house - noticeably slower than 4g/LTE speed - and has been this way from the beginning. ...
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How to delete photos from iPhoto album (not only removed from album)?

In iPhoto, select some photos in an album, delete them only remove the photos from the albums (but are not actually deleted). How can I delete photos (move to Trash) inside iPhoto albums (like ...
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How to record iPhone screen on OS X Yosemite?

OS X Yosemite brought support for recording iPhone/iPad screen natively without having to using AirPlay applications like AirServer or Reflector. How do I record the iPhone screen on OS X Yosemite ? ...
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Can I share iCloud Drive folder with other iCloud user?

I would like to share a folder like Dropbox does, but under Share I can not find such an option.
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Yosemite keeps asking to install Java runtime, while it's installed

I was prompted to install JRE version 8 after upgrading to Yosemite on the family 2010 21" iMac. After I installed it (and checked whether the correct version was installed on the site of Oracle) it ...
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How to transfer purchases from iPhone into iTunes library

While trying to sync my phone and update new information this came up. There are purchased items on the iPhone “iPhone” that have not been transferred to your iTunes library. You should transfer ...
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How to highlight cells based on another cell's value in Excel 2011

How do I use conditional formatting to highlight a cell in one column based on the value of another cell in another column? Case in point, I'm running some tests right now. Based on input data into ...
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After updating to iOS 8, Siri won't work with internal mic after first try

I’m seeing this problem: Siri works fine the first time I try it after a restart, but on the second and subsequent tries, when I press and hold the home button, the screen turns gray and the ...
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Stop Mavericks from relaunching applications

Mavericks keeps launching recent applications at startup although I always keep the checkbox that should control this feature unchecked. This is really annoying, because (a) startup takes much more ...
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How Do I Use 'cp' to Overwrite Files?

Using a shell script or Terminal, how do I overwrite files that may or may not be present. I looked at man page for cp, it said use the -f argument to force overwrite. But, it does nothing. $ cp -f ...
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How do I make sure that the Yosemite icon for the Time Machine Disk on my desktop shows the updated version and not the Mavericks version?

As you can see in the images the icon for the external drive Quetzalcoatl has update to the Yosemite version, however the Time Machine disk hasn't. Is it possible to force the use of the new icon?
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CVS on OS X Mavericks

Apparently, Apple has removed CVS under the OS X 10.9 Mavericks devtools (and yes, it's really gone). For the uninitiated, CVS is the Concurrent Version System, a tool for keeping files up to date ...
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Keyboard and trackpad not working, SMC reset seems possible

I have a MacBook Pro, 13-inch, Mid 2009 with OS X 10.9.5. I suspect two things that might have caused the trouble: Recently I had to replace the keyboard. After replacing the keyboard everything ...
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Macbook Pro Crashing and Startup Failure

Firstly, some background information for the problem: My girlfriend's Macbook Pro had an issue that was annoying, but not fatal. Roughly once a day (but sometimes not for a few days, and sometimes ...
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Bootcamp/Win 7: No device drivers were found

Man, installing bootcamp on my late 2013 15" Retina MBP is a challenge! I was struggling for a very long time with the issue of not having any control og mouse/keyboard when entering the windows ...
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iPhone 5 Stuck in Recovery after IOS8 upgrade

My wife's iPhone 5 is now stuck in recovery after she tried to do a IOS8 update over the air. Of course she has no backup or anything like that, so this was an all or nothing upgrade. She got to ...
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Photos not uploading to photo stream or syncing with iCloud

So I have a heavy question that I haven't seen asked on ad, so, or su. Question -- My photos are not uploading from my iPhone nor iPhoto to my photo stream. Why? Background -- When I attempt to ...
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Using Touch ID with Amazon App

According to the update in the App Store, the Amazon app now supports login via Touch ID. Has anyone figured out how to use it?
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List of emoji substitutions for Messages in Mac OS X

I use the Messages application a lot on my Mac Book Pro. It is lovely! Since most of my friends uses iMessage I could send messages directly to them on their phones. I use emojis a lot. I know some ...
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How do I sync contacts between 2 iCloud accounts with iOS 8?

I have one iCloud account, and my wife has another. I have an iPhone, and so does she. It's easy to share calendars in iOS 8, and I'd like to do something similar with our contacts. How can we keep ...
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Turn off MacBook Pro's display while connected to external monitor on Yosemite

How do you turn off the MacBook Pro’s display with the lid open while using an external monitor on Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite? All the previous methods—such as the one’s listed here—that have worked on ...
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How to run apple hardware test on mavericks?

I have a 2009 IMac, which came with Mountain Lion. I've upgraded to 10.9.latest (Mavericks). Now, my imac has started freezing up all the time - I've tried reinstalling from the recovery partition but ...
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Flash player unable to proceed with the installation

I have difficulties installing the latest version of Adobe Flash Player (14.0.0.125) on my Mac OS X 10.9.3 (Mavericks). Every time I do so, it fails at 90% with the following error message. Error: ...
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No bootable device found ( Install windows on Mac )

I'm owning a macbook pro 13 inch mid 2009 and a USB thumb drive Kingston DataTraveler 100G3 16 GB. I successfully installed Windows 7 on my Mac using Bootcamp ( with a little trick to enable "Creat a ...
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Best way to disable SSLv3 in Chrome for Poodle vulnerability

Fixing Chrome for the Poodle vulnerability seems to be more difficult on OSX than the other Operating Systems This seems to work... Exit chrome Open Applescript editor Enter this script do shell ...
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MacBook Pro freezes after being woken up from sleep mode with Samsung 850 Pro SSD

My MacBook Pro freezes after it's being woken from sleep mode. I can move the mouse but can't click anything and the password form courser is not blinking too.I recently installed a SSD and did 2 ...
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Console.log filled with “stopping Handoff advertising”

My console.log is filled with "stopping Handoff advertising" messages, I counted 29 in the last 3 minutes. I also get the occasional: 10/24/14 01:21:35.089 lsuseractivityd[245]: ...
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Google Chrome Helper (not responding)

After upgrading to Yosemite, I found there are quite some Google Chrome Helper (not responding) processes after MacBook resumes from hibernate (closing the MacBook cover). It seems to me ...
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Does iOS8 Family Sharing allow to share In-App Purchases?

When using the new iOS8 Family Sharing feature, I can download the apps purchased by the other group members of my family. If these apps use In-App Purchases, and one of the family members has ...
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How to solve the flashlight and camera bug in iOS7?

I recently ran into a very persistent bug on my iPhone 5 on iOS 7.1.2. All of the sudden the flashlight button in the control center is greyed out and the rear camera wont work, i.e. showing a black ...
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is 4gb enough in 2014?

I have te possibility to get a 13'' 2013 MBA with i5 and 4gb of Ram for 200$ less than the habitual sell price. The only problem is I can't have more ram, it's 4gb or nothing. My question is : will ...
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iPhone: transfer audio from Whatsapp to Music library

I'm using an iPhone 4 with iOS 7.1. I've been sent some songs(*) via Whatsapp, and I'd like to copy them to my music library in the iPhone, so that I can listen to them, add them to my playlists, ...
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Open terminal using a keyboard shortcut

I am using Alfred and hence I don't have any use for the Cmd+Space keyboard shortcut. I want to invoke terminal using that shortcut. Just like in Ubuntu, when you press Ctrl+Alt+T, is there a way to ...
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How to add hibernate mode to MacBook Pro

I have recently switched to Mac from Windows hence I do not have much information. I want my Mac to go to safe sleep state on closing the lid. I also need an extra option available somewhere which ...
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Safari 8.0 on Yosemite doesn't kill closed tab processes, hogs memory

I've just upgraded to Yosemite and started using the new Safari 8.0. For a while, everything seemed fine, but then all got ever so slightly slower and slower, especially when switching desktops. ...
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Shared devices not appearing in Network

I've encountered a somewhat strange problem on my Mac. Recently, all the devices listed in the 'Shared' section of the Finder sidebar have all disappeared and has been replaced an 'All..." option. ...
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Yosemite not able to use external display at full resolution

I had problems with Mavericks in getting full resolution in my monitor Dell U2713H (connected to a Mac Book Pro). I used this solution from this site to fix the problem: I downloaded the file from ...
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How to setup Apple Mail so it truly removes email from Google?

After a lo-ho-hot of trial and error to get this to work properly I still was not able to find the sweet spot. The problem is simple. I am on OSX Yosemite and use the Mail.APP for my Google Apps for ...
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For my iPhone, why is the “restore from backup” option not available in iTunes?

I'm trying to back up and restore my iPhone using iTunes in order to attempt to get my supposedly successful carrier unlock from Chronic Unlocks to work. This is what Chronic Unlocks support ...
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Resizing or expanding a CoreStorage volume

I bought a new SSD with 750 GB and made two partitions: 600 GB and 150 GB. The smaller one was thought to be a Bootcamp partition one day, but to date it was just another unused partition. When I ...
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Ive upgraded my iPhone 4S to iOS8 and now the GPS is always on

I have determined that its Google maps that is causing the GPS to be always on. Is there a way to select an option so that Google Maps only uses the GPS when the app is being used. The only options I ...
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Silencing ringing with volume buttons in iOS 8.1

I used to be able to silence the ringtone while my phone was ringing by hitting a volume button. It appears that this is broken after updating to iOS 8.1. Does anyone know if this is deliberate, or ...
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How do I hide the Spotlight icon on Yosemite, but keep the Spotlight functionality?

I use Spotlight in OS X, and I have long disliked its attachment to the menu bar. Now, in Yosemite, Spotlight shows up as an overlay in the middle of the screen when summoned, much like other ...
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Problems reinstalling OS X Mavericks on Macbook Pro (hard drive displays “locked” and I get “live file system repair is not supported” when repairing)

I'm trying to fix someone's Macbook, and I am a Windows user so I'm having trouble confirming that his hard drive is ruined or unfixable which is what I think is the problem. When you boot it up it ...
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OS X Yosemite Crashes Frequently

So I installed OS X Yosemite almost a week ago, and within this time frame have experienced 2 crashes. Basically, the OS freezes, and then shuts down, and doesn't start up again until I press the ...
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Can't update (formerly managed) iPad to 8.0.2 from 8.0

We have an iPad that is running iOS 8 and can't see that iOS 8.0.2 is available. This id true from both the settings app and through iTunes. Other iOS 7 and 8 devices on the same network can see the ...
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Retina MacBook Pro - Quad core vs. Dual core and virtual machines (VMware Fusion)

I am looking to get a Retina MacBook Pro and I am really torn between the portability of the 13" dual core i7 and the four cores of the 15" quad core i7. The majority of my work will be done using a ...
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How do I update the primary email address used by my Apple ID when using Find My iDevice?

I have an Apple ID that I use for both the App/iTunes Stores and for iCloud. Because I originally created it years ago, it's an email address I no longer use, let's call it dan@old.com. I would like ...